Rush - Nobodys Hero tab

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From anthonyz@cs.arizona.edu Sun Jun 12 21:42:33 1994
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Subject: Nobody's Hero TAB - RUSH
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###  I saved this off of alt.music.rush a while ago, and noticed it
###  wasn't at Nevada.  All of the chords sound right, and I added
###  the tabs.
###  Tony Zimmermann  

In article <2p0lin$mbg@hq.hq.af.mil>
lunatic@asylum.hq.af.mil (Jeff Kirvin) writes:
Ok, here's _Nobody Hero_ by Rush from _Counterparts_.

A brief note on chords. There are 3 chord namings which I should explain.

1) The suspended seconds (sus2). People with some chord theory should knowthis, but for the less informed, its always root 5th barre chord with the2nd string "open". So a Csus2 is played like:E|-3- For the Bbsus2 just move down the fret board. The Ebsus2 is playedB|-3- differently. See below.G|-5-D|-5-A|-3-E|---
2) The Ebsus2. This has a very low sound to it, so I think Alex fingers itlike so:E|-1-B|-4-G|-3-D|-1-A|-1-E|---
3) The Gm/A. Now I *know* this is the wrong name for the chord, but I haveabsolutely no idea what its proper name is. My handy-dandy book of 7,488guitar chords doesn't seem to have it. Anyway, I finger it like this:E|-3- If this looks kinda wacko, there is precedent for it. Alex playsB|-3- the same chord in _Lock and Key_. Check the video if you don'tG|-3- believe me :-)D|-5-A|-3-E|-5-
The "Gm/A" chord may not sound quite right when you play it, but that's probably because Alex uses a "Nashville tuning" technique for his guitar. I'm not terribly familiar with this method, but I believe it involves replacing the low, heavy, E, A, D strings with lighter guage ones so they are tuned up to the same octave as the higher strings. So when you listen to the cd at the "Gm Gm/A" change, it actually sounds like the change in fingering is occuring on the higher stirings, but I don't think it is. It sounds to me like the E, B, and G strings are unchanged through that chord change. But anyway, if you think you have a better idea than that by all means correct me. As far as the two solos go, I haven't had time to figure them out, so they aren't included. Chords only. Sorry. Strumming is pretty much the key to this tune. There is no way I can effectively transcribe the strumming pattern here but if you listen to the cd and get a feel for the rhythm and where the chord changes occur, you should be able to get pretty close to the original. Warning: Playing this song on an acoustic with a thick neck may cause severe cramping of the left hand (it did for me anyways - but then maybe its just me; I get the same thing playing Distant Early Warning). :) So, on with our show. Nobody's Hero - Music by Lee and Lifeson ------------- Lyrics by Peart intro: Gm F Bbsus2 Csus2 Gm Gm/A F verse 1: Gm F Bbsus2 I knew he was different in his sexuality Gm Gm/A F I went to his parties as the straight minority Gm F Bbsus2 He never seemed a threat to my masculinity Gm Gm/A F He only introduced me to a wider reality Ebsus2 Gm F Bbsus2 As the years went by we drifted apart Gm Gm/A Dm Csus2 Bbsus2 When I heard that he was gone I felt a shadow cross my heart chorus1: Dm But he's nobody's Hero Csus2 - Saves a drowning child Am G - Cures a wasting disease F Hero Am < -- I hear a Dm here... Z. - Lands a crippled airplane Csus2 G - Solves great mysteries Dm Hero Csus2 - Not the handsome actor Am G who plays the hero's role F Hero Dm - Not the glamour girl Csus2 who'd love to sell her soul Am G Dm If anybody's buying Nobody's Hero solo1: Gm F Bbsus2 Csus2 Gm Gm/A F Ebsus2 P.H.
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verse2: Gm F Bbsus2 I didn't know the girl but I knew her family Gm Gm/A F All their lives were shattered in a nightmare of brutality Gm F Bbsus2 They tried to carry on, tried to bear the agony Gm Gm/A F Tried to hold some faith in the goodness of humanity Ebsus2 Gm F Bbsus2 As the years went by we drifted apart Gm Gm/A Dm Csus2 Bbsus2 Gm When I heard that she was gone I felt a shadow cross my heart chorus2: Dm But she's Nobody's Hero Csus2 - Is the voice of reason Am G Against the howling mob F Hero Am <--- (Dm) - Is the pride of purpose Csus2 G In the unrewarding job Dm Hero Csus2 - Not the champion player Am G Who plays the perfect game F Hero Dm - Not the glamour boy Csus2 Who loves to sell his name Am G Dm Everybody's buying Nobody's Hero solo2: repeat Gm F Bbsus2 Gm Gm/A F
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Gm F Bbsus2 As the years went by we drifted apart Gm Gm/A Dm Csus2 Bbsus2 When I heard that you were gone I felt a shadow cross my heart chorus3: Dm But he's nobody's Hero Csus2 - Saves a drowning child Am G - Cures a wasting disease F Hero Am - Lands a crippled airplane Csus2 G - Solves great mysteries Dm Hero Csus2 - Not the handsome actor Am G who plays the hero's role F Hero Dm - Not the glamour girl Csus2 who'd love to sell her soul Am G Dm If anybody's buying Nobody's Hero outro: Csus2 G F Am Csus2 G Nobody's Hero Dm Csus2 Am G Hero F Am Csus2 G Nobody's Hero Dm Csus2 Am G Hero repeat to fade out. ------------------------ It seems pretty close
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